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New Heart Failure Therapy Could Prevent Substantial Number of Deaths, Study Finds


A UCLA-led study estimates that almost 28,500 deaths could be prevented each year in the U.S. through use of a new FDA-approved class of cardiovascular medication that helps reduce mortality in patients diagnosed with heart failure and reduced...
21-Jun-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kids Coping with Disaster Need Guidance. UCLA App Helps Parents Give It

A new UCLA app helps families cope with the trauma of natural disasters, including wildfires and extreme weather events like heat waves.
21-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Receives Highest Honor for Nursing Excellence


UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica has attained Magnet recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. The credential recognizes excellence in nursing and is the highest honor a healthcare...
20-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Impaired Decision-Making Related to Memory May Contribute to Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease, UCLA Study Finds


UCLA researchers have discovered that people with Parkinson’s disease have a form of impaired decision-making that may be a major contributor to the movement problems that characterize the disease.
16-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Laser Ablation Becomes Increasingly Viable Treatment for Prostate Cancer


Prostate cancer patients may soon have a new option to treat their disease: laser heat. UCLA researchers have found that focal laser ablation – the precise application of heat via laser to a tumor – is both feasible and safe in men with...
10-Jun-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Some Asian-Americans Are Predisposed to Want More Carbs and Fast Food


Rice anyone? How about a bowl of ramen noodles? Researchers have found that some Asian-Americans are more likely to hunger for carbohydrates and unhealthy foods than other Asian-Americans — and the reason appears to be genetic. UCLA researchers...
6-Jun-2016 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Companion Care Program at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Strives to Make Hospital Stays Less Lonely for Elderly Patients


Here’s a great story that involves lonely, elderly hospital patients, volunteerism, and an aspiring medical school student. UCLA-Santa Monica Hospital’s “Companion Care Program” pairs volunteers with older patients who often experience...
6-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Medical Students Conquer Huge Odds to Become Doctors


Some 200 students in the Class of 2016 will receive their medical degrees during the Hippocratic Oath Ceremony of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Earning an M.D. is extraordinarily difficult, requiring grueling hours, demanding classes...
2-Jun-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Summer's Here...swimmer's Ear

Swimming is synonymous with summer. But more time in water can lead to a painful infection of the external ear canal called swimmer’s ear. Here's how to prevent and treat it.
10-Jun-2016 8:55 AM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss Osteoporosis Meds

2-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Experts Available for Interviews Regarding FDA’s New Recommended Guidelines for Sodium Intake

1-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Sun Safety Tips for Babies

As the summer season kicks off, UCLA Health pediatrician Dr. Jay Joo offers advice on sun safety for babies.
25-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT

UCLA Health Experts Advisory for June

UCLA Health experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics as we head into summer.
23-May-2016 6:05 PM EDT

Kiddie Pools Pose Drowning Hazards. Here’s How to Keep Kids Safe

Big backyard swimming pools aren’t the only source of drownings. Those seemingly safe small, inflatable “kiddie” pools can be just as dangerous.
23-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT

@UCLAHealth Pediatrics Expert Available to Comment on Artificially Sweetened Drinks and Higher Infant Weight

10-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Understanding Concussion: UCLA Expert Can Address Latest Advances in Research, Treatment and Education


9-May-2016 7:00 AM EDT

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